Writing Center @ Himmelfarb: starting now

AppointmentGW’s Writing Center hours at Himmelfarb Library begin this week.  Writing Center consulations are available free of charge and can be scheduled using the Writing Center’s online system.

What: Writing Center @ Himmelfarb Fall 2017 Hours (Begins this week!)
Amanda: Fridays 10am- 12pm
Sherri: Wednesdays 2:30-4pm
Cost: Service is FREE!

How do I make an appointment to meet with a tutor?

What type of support do they offer for non-native English speaking students?

Where can I go if I need help using the Writing Center’s online appointment schedule site?

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Clinical overviews via ClinicalKey


ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing are introducing new Clinical Overview articles.  Clinical Overview articles will replace FirstConsult articles in ClinicalKey and provide a new type of content in Clinical Key for Nursing.

Clinical Overviews provide snap shot clinical information on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for specific conditions.  350 Clinical Overview topics are already available and additional Clinical Overview topics will be released as they are completed.  Many Clinical Overview articles replace older FirstConsult articles; eventually Clinical Overviews will replace FirstConsult entirely.

Access Clinical Overviews via either ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey for Nursing.  Both resources are available from on- and off-campus locations and are mobile-optimized to allow seamless access from both desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu)
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Thing you are having a challenging week?

maryclairekingThing you’re having a challenging week?


Listen to Dr. Mary-Claire King describe one week in her life.  Dr. King’s research identified the BRCA1, a gene that increases the risk for breast cancer, among many other accomplishments.


King M. Who can you trust? The Moth Web site. http://themoth.org/stories/who-can-you-trust. Updated 2014. Accessed Sep 18, 2017.


You can read Dr. King’s research findings by searching PubMed and linking to full-text articles in Himmelfarb Library’s collection.  Here is a sample of three articles from the different subjects she has studied:


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Can a blood test be used to screen for cancer? 

Can a blood test be used to screen for cancer? 

This question was addressed in a recent NEJM article which investigated if checking for the Epstein-Barr virus (EBM) in plasma samples would be a useful screening test for nasopharyngeal carcinoma in patients with no symptoms of the disease. 

To understand how this prospective study was conducted and learn about the results, read the article or watch the NEJM’s quick take video:

Check out additional articles on genetics research in Dr. Charles Macri’s online Genetics Journal Club.
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Study Break – Fun DC Events in Sept!

Enjoy a study break this September and take advantage of one of these events in Washington, DC!   Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb can help you find great ways to explore DC to refresh yourself and be ready to re-focus on school.

September 2017 Events-Healthy Living-Soc Media

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Annual Book Sale – 9/12-15

bsaleCome check out Himmelfarb Library‘s annual book sale!

When: September 12-15: 8:30 am-midnight (Tues-Thurs) and 8:30-12 noon (Fri)

Where: First Floor, Himmelfarb Library

Payment by cash or check only!

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New: 3D Human Anatomy Modeling

visiblebodyhumananatomyatlasVisible Body Human Anatomy Atlas provides a new way to study and explore anatomy. This online anatomy atlas allows users to view specific structures and layers from head to toe, rotate anatomical models, and explore systemic and regional anatomy.

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas includes 5,000+ medically accurate anatomical structures and was developed by medically trained illustrators and reviewed by anatomists. This atlas allows users to explore human anatomy via multiple approaches: systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, cross sections, senses, and muscle actions.

If you’re an instructor interested in using Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas in instruction, you can explore examples of its integration and course materials on the Visible Body Education webpage.

This resource is available to users from on- and off-campus locations as well as as an app. For web access, system requirements will display when you access the resource, and additional information is available via the Support Troubleshooting FAQ.    For app access, please consult the Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas app instructions.

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